1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Down 7-1 with their final three outs in the seventh inning, Amity answers with six unanswered to tie the game at seven with Blanchet Catholic in the final game of the three-game series. The Warriors had won Game 1 7-0 following a complete-game effort by Gabby Rolston, who had come in…

2A/3A Local Salem Track Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2A SD2 Track and Field At Regis Regis’ was on a tear as Julia McLaughlin won the 800 and 1,500-meters. The Rams Sara Vetter won the Shot Put (28′ 2.5) and Javelin (107′ 3) via PR in both events. Regis’ Whitley Stepp won the High and Long Jumps. On the guys…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

Salem Academy Denies Blanchet Catholic Senior Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy brought their own flare to the rivalry game with Blanchet Catholic Friday night. Right before the Cavaliers started their Senior Night, the Crusaders dressed in full game time uniform, made the half-mile trek from Salem Academy to Blanchet Catholic.  Lined two-by-two they walked into the stadium to…

The Journey To George Fox University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a ride for Blanchet’s Julissa Rocha-Ibarra in getting to George Fox University for Volleyball. Five years ago, she picked up the sport, something she’s grateful that the school had helped introduce her to.  As a sophomore she was part of the Cavaliers fifth-place team and has been…

Dayton Wins Battle With Blanchet For District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  The girls of Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls soccer left it all out on the field in the Pirates 2-0 victory Saturday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 District Title game. The physicality, the drive, the passion was evident in Dayton’s 2-0 District winning victory to the Cavaliers. …

Lau Holds Off Lutz for District Runner-Up

LEBANON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic’s Emma Lutz had overtaken the strong runner in Scio’s Athena Lau coming down the stretch.  Making the last loop out-and-back from the start and finish line. It was a battle between second and third-place with fourth-place Regis’ Julia McLaughlin was some distance behind them looking for a slip up from the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For March 26, 2021

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club, in their third week back, honored West Salem’s Morgan Duke (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Ethan Bullock (Football), Blanchet’s Julissa Rocha-Ibarra (Volleyball) and McKay’s Brian Coburn (Football) Here is the Press Release from the SSBC about the honorees Salem Sports and Breakfast Club (since 1954)  Les Schwab…

Tigers Roar To Life Against Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic came out swinging in the opening half of their game against Yamhill-Carlton Thursday night at home.  Catching the Tigers in a bus-ridden lull as Logan Day opened the game with the first of his two scores. The offensive line, the bruising backs of Day, Kyle Fromwiller and…

Blanchet Catholic Falls To Yamhill-Carlton In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Yamhill-Carlton always seems to present a challenge for teams since they dropped from 4A to 3A three years ago. They’re aggressive and they’re physical. And when both teams met on the turf field at Blanchet Catholic School Wednesday evening, it was a good test for the Cavaliers to start…

Nease The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–For a pitcher, it’s these moments that you strive for with all the eyes on you.  McNary Senior Aaron Nease went to the Lone Star State of Texas to participate in the Baseball Factory Preseason All-America Event as a Pitcher Only out in Cypress, Texas. Having shown his athleticism on…